Five classic railroad stations will be featured on a series of postage stamps issued in 2023 by the U.S. Postal Service.
Stations included in the series are the Art Deco landmark Cincinnati Union Terminal, which opened in 1933; the Victorian structure at Point of Rocks, Md., completed in 1876; Richmond, Va., Main Street Station, a Renaissance Revival style station dating to 1901; the San Bernardino, Calif., Santa Fe Depot, a Spanish Mission Revival building opened in 1918; and the Tamaqua, Pa., station built for the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad in 1874. All are currently in use for passenger service except Tamaqua, which has been preserved and is the home of a restaurant
“During our research, we initially focused on architectural and geographic diversity; we also wanted to make sure we included some smaller towns/smaller stations,” says Derry Noyes, the Postal Service art director. “Another criterion on our list was stations that people could go and visit. Over the course of our search, we began focusing on the more historic stations, and as it turns out, all five of the stations honored on the stamps are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. … Three of the stations ended up being in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic, but we were able to keep a variety of styles and sizes.